M. Brian Blake



M. Brian Blake, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost Blake has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a PhD in Information and Software Engineering.

The Office of the Provost is focused on promoting the efforts of GW’s exceptional faculty, facilitating unparalleled educational opportunities for our dynamic students and fostering a diverse community of scholars who are able to find creative solutions to society’s most complex problems.


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Leadership Team 


Caroline Laguerre-Brown



Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

Caroline Laguerre-Brown, Vice Provost

The Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement supports GW’s strategic priorities and aspirations for academic excellence by providing diversity expertise, tools, data and programming that inform and shape curricular, research, administrative and outreach activities.

Support Offices



Jay Goff




Chris Bracey




Cheryl Biel



Office of Assessment

Cheryl Biel, Associate Provost

The Office of Assessment communicates expectations for assessment to academic deans, directors, and department chairs; provides support to faculty in the development of assessment plans and reports; identifies and provides assessment resources; reviews reports that document the assessment cycle within majors/programs.







Koren Bedeau



Special Projects

Koren Bedeau, Senior Associate Provost

The Senior Associate Provost for Special Projects leads special initiatives that contribute broadly to the University's agenda for providing distinct and distinguished graduate education and enhanced academic experiences for undergraduates. The Senior Associate Provost works in coordination with key stakeholders to ensure successful implementation and sustainability of cross function and multidisciplinary initiatives. 

Support Offices






Undergraduate Education

Imani M. Cheers, Interim Senior Associate Provost

The Senior Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education is focused on enhancing the academic experience of undergraduates across the university. This includes developing and facilitating programs to improve student satisfaction and retention, student success, and the overall learning environment. 

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Deans of Schools and Colleges

The GW academic experience is firmly rooted in each of our schools and colleges. Each GW dean serves as the chief administrative officer for their school and works closely with the president and provost on all academic affairs, as well as department chairs within their schools. Deans ensure that each school can maintain their own distinct identity while working together to create a dynamic and interdisciplinary learning environment.


John Lach

John Lach

School of Engineering & Applied Science




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